Hey Community 👋
Air source heat pumps often get a lot of bad press, one of the most common reasons people are against them that I've heard is "they don't work in the winter" 🌨 I'm here to bust this myth!
Did you know 🦉Air source heat pumps can pull heat from the air in temperatures as low as -25c ❄
Some of the coldest countries in Europe have more heat pumps installed than anywhere else in the world! Luckily in the UK we are fortunate to have a warmer climate than some of those countries so it would be rare to reach temperatures as low as -25c.
Whilst it is true that heat pumps may have to work a little harder in the winter they are designed to run at much more efficient temperatures than a boiler!
You may be wondering 🤔...How does the heat pump work even when it's cold?The heat pump contains refrigerant that absorbs heat from the air outside and a heat exchanger.
Even though the outside air is colder than the air inside it's still warm enough to cause the refrigerant oil to boil up and turn into a gas. The heat pump then compresses this gas to increase the temperature into more usable heat.
The heat from the refrigerant gas is then transferred to your home via the heat exchanger and circulation pump, the heat is then transferred to your radiators, the heat pump also creates enough heat to charge the water tank too making sure your winter home is warm and cosy!
@P962c gave us some lovely insight into their experience with air source heat pumps in their thread: Living with an Air Source Heat Pump - 2 years on
I want to hear your thoughts...have you thought about installing a heat pump? Do you have a heat pump and if so how does it perform in winter? Have you had a similar experience or perhaps your experience been completely different 🕵️♀️ I would love to learn more!
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